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Kevin Bruyneel

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Bio

Kevin Bruyneel is Professor of Politics at Babson College. He wrote The Third Space of Sovereignty: The Postcolonial Politics of U.S.-Indigenous Relations, and presently writes on the relationship between race, colonialism and collective memory. He has recently published articles in History & Memory, Settler Colonial Studies, and The Canadian Journal of Political Science. He is presently working on a book project that addresses the relationship between Political Science and Indigenous Politics. He was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples. Bruyneel completed his B.A. at Simon Fraser University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the New School for Social Research in New York City. At Babson College, Bruyneel has taught courses in Political Theory, American Politics, Native American Politics and Policy, Justice, Revenge, and Defeat, and Critical Race Studies. He lives in Somerville, MA.​

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, New School for Social Research
  • MA, New School for Social Research
  • BA, Simon Fraser University

Academic Interests

Race and Ethnicity Politics, Indigenous Politics, Settler Colonialism; American Politics; Political Theory;

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 - Babson Research Scholar, Babson College
  • 2008 - Nominee, Faculty Member of the Year, Babson College
  • 2005 - Gill Faculty Fellowship, Babson College
  • 2004 - Nominee, Faculty Member of the Year, Babson College
  • 2000 - Dean’s Teaching Fellow, Eugene Lang College, New School University
  • 1999 - Graduate Student Teaching Internship, Eugene Lang College, New School University
  • 1997 - Elinor Goldmark Black Dissertation Fellowship for Advanced Studies on the Dynamics of Social Change, New School for Social Research

Courses

Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • POL 4630: CRITICAL RACE STUDIES (POL)
  • CVA 2015: POLITICAL THOUGHT (POL)

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Bruyneel, K.M. (in press). Race, Colonialism, and the Politics of Indian Sports Names and Mascots: The Washington Football Team Case. Native American and Indigenous Studies
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (in press). Codename Geronimo: Settler Memory and the Production of American Statism. Settler Colonial Studies, 6(4)
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2014). The King’s Body: The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and the Politics of Collective Memory. History & Memory, 26(1), 75-108. link
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2013). The American Liberal Colonial Tradition. Settler Colonial Studies, 3(3-4), 311-321. link
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2011). Exiled, Executed, Exalted: Louis Riel, Homo Sacer, and the Production of Canadian Sovereignty. Canadian Journal of Political Science, 43(3)
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2006). The Colonizer Demands its 'Fair Share' and More: Contemporary American Anti-Tribalism from Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Extreme Right. New Political Science, 28(3)
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2004). Challenging American Boundaries: Indigenous People and the ‘Gift’ of U.S. Citizenship.. Studies in American Political Development, 18(1)
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2000). Politics on the Boundaries: The Post-Colonial Politics of Indigenous People. Indigenous Nations Studies Journal, 1(2)

Books

  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2007). The Third Space of Sovereignty: The Postcolonial Politics of U.S.-Indigenous Relations: University of Minnesota Press, Indigenous Americas Series

Articles

  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2015, December) Migration and settlement: An indigenous studies perspective on the politics of migration in settler states. APSA Migration and Citizenship Section Newsletter. Washington, DC: American Political Science Association
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2006, ) Editorial: No on Repealing the 22nd Amendment. The New York Times Up Front

Book Chapters

  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2015). Bruyneel on Red Pedagogy – Chapter 6: Better Red than Dead: Toward a Nation-Peoples and a Peoples Nation.. In Sandy Grande (Ed.), Red Pedagogy: Native American Social and Political Thought; The 10th Anniversary edition.. New York: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2014). Social Science and the Study of Indigenous People’s Politics: Contributions, Omissions, and Tensions. In Donna Lee Van Cott, Jose Antonio Lucero and Dale Turner (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook on Social Science and the Study of Indigenous Peoples' Politics: Contributions. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press link
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2013). Letter from a Lovelorn Pre-Radical: Looking Forward and Backward at Martin Luther King Jr.. In Ron Scapp and Brian Seitz (Ed.), Living with Class: Philosophical Reflections on Identity and Material Culture. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2013). The Trouble with Amnesia: Collective Memory and Colonial Injustice in the United States. In Gerald Berk, Dennis C. Galvan and Victoria Hattam (Ed.), Political Creativity: Reconfiguring Institutional Order and Change. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2008). Hierarchy and Hybridity: The Internal Postcolonialism of Mid-19th Century American Expansionism. In Julie Novkov, Dorian Warren, and Joseph Lowndes (Ed.), Race and American Political Development.: Routledge Press

Book Reviews

  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2015). Review of On Sovereignty and Other Political Delusions by Joan Cocks. Radical Philosophy
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (in press). Review of Formations of United States Colonialism, edited by Alyosha Goldstein. Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2014). Joint Review of "Shadow Nations: Tribal Sovereignty and the Limits of Legal Pluralism" by N. Bruce Duthu and "Hollow Justice: A History of Indigenous Claims in the United States" by David E. Wilkins. Perspectives on Politics, Vol 12, 888-889.
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2013). Review of "Louis Riel and the Creation of Modern Canada: Mythic Discourse and the Postcolonial State" by Jennifer Reid. Great Plains Quarterly, Vol 33, 190-191.
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2012). Review of "Captured Justice: Native Nations and Public Law 280" by Duane Champagne & Carole Goldberg. Law and Politics Book Review, Vol 22, 531-535.
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2008). Review of American Indians and State Law: Sovereignty, Race, and Citizenship, 1790-1880 by Deborah A. Rosen. The Journal of American History, Vol 95
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2008). Review of Multicultural Odysseys: Navigating the New International Politics of Diversity by Will Kymlicka. The Canadian Journal of Political Science, Vol 41
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2006). Review of Politics in Time: History, Institutions and Social Analysis by Paul Pierson. Canadian Journal of Political Science, Vol 39
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2006). Review of Race and Racism in Modern Philosophy edited by Andrew Valls. Perspectives on Politics, Vol 4
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2003). Review of Postcolonial Liberalism by Duncan Ivison. Perspectives on Politics, Vol 1

Others

  • Bruyneel, K.M. (in press). Entry on “Indian Citizenship Act, 1924”
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (in press). Entry on “Collective Memory'. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (in press). Race, Colonialism, and the Politics of Indian Sports Names and Mascots: The Washington Football Team Case. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (in press). Review of Formations of United States Colonialism, edited by Alyosha Goldstein
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (in press). Codename Geronimo: Settler Memory and the Production of American Statism
  • Bruyneel, K.M. (2008). Violence, Frantz Fanon on. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA

Presentations

  • Race, Colonialism, and the Politics of Indian Sports Names and Mascots: The Washington Football Team Case.
    Bruyneel, K. Race, Colonialism, and the Politics of Indian Sports Names and Mascots: The Washington Football Team Case. Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV (2015)
  • Codename Geronimo: Settler Memory and the Production of American Statism
    Bruyneel, K. Codename Geronimo: Settler Memory and the Production of American Statism An invited talk for the First Nations Studies and the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia, University of British Columbia (2015)
  • The Settler Colonial Present in the United States
    Bruyneel, K. The Settler Colonial Present in the United States Comparative Colonialisms: Approaches to the Global Humanities. The Inaugural Workshop of the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora, Medford, MA (2014)
  • From the Dakota 38 to Project Geronimo: Settler Memory and the Production of American Statism
    Bruyneel, K. From the Dakota 38 to Project Geronimo: Settler Memory and the Production of American Statism Alternative Sovereignties: Decolonization through Indigenous Vision and Struggle, Eugene, OR (2014)
  • Settler Memory as an Architectonic of U.S. Liberal Colonial Statism
    Bruyneel, K. Settler Memory as an Architectonic of U.S. Liberal Colonial Statism Memory and Migration Workshop, New York, NY (2014)
  • The Politics of ‘Indian’ Sports Names and Mascots: Settler Memory and the Disavowal of Indigeneity and Settler Colonialism
    Bruyneel, K. The Politics of ‘Indian’ Sports Names and Mascots: Settler Memory and the Disavowal of Indigeneity and Settler Colonialism Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference, Austin, TX (2014)
  • Political Science and the Study of Indigenous People’s Politics
    Bruyneel, K. Political Science and the Study of Indigenous People’s Politics Western Political Science Association Conference, Seattle, WA (2014)
  • The American State as Settler Memory: The Case of Geronimo
    Bruyneel, K. The American State as Settler Memory: The Case of Geronimo Unsettlement and Decolonization: New Directions Conference, New York, NY (2014)
  • The Inconvenient Presence in U.S. Political Science and Politics: Indigenous People, Settler Colonialism, and White Supremacy in the United States
    Bruyneel, K. The Inconvenient Presence in U.S. Political Science and Politics: Indigenous People, Settler Colonialism, and White Supremacy in the United States Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference, Saskatoon, SK (2013)
  • The King’s Body: The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and the Politics of Collective Memory
    Bruyneel, K. The King’s Body: The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and the Politics of Collective Memory SASE 25th Annual Conference, Milan, Italy (2013)
  • Louis Hartz and the American Liberal Colonial Tradition
    Bruyneel, K. Louis Hartz and the American Liberal Colonial Tradition Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference, Ledyard, CT (2012)
  • U.S. Race Politics and the ‘King’s Two Bodies’: The Paradox of Memorializing Change in American Culture and Institutions
    Bruyneel, K. U.S. Race Politics and the ‘King’s Two Bodies’: The Paradox of Memorializing Change in American Culture and Institutions conference/workshop, “Unstructuring Politics”, Oregon (2009)
  • Unsettling Citizenships (and Consent)
    Bruyneel, K. Unsettling Citizenships (and Consent) Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting, Twin Cities (2009)
  • Roundtable: Authors Meet Readers: Kevin Bruyneel's Third Space of Sovereignty and Joseph Lowndes' From the New Deal to the New Right
    Bruyneel, K. Roundtable: Authors Meet Readers: Kevin Bruyneel's Third Space of Sovereignty and Joseph Lowndes' From the New Deal to the New Right Western Political Science Association Conference, Vancouver, B.C. (2009)
  • Race and U.S. Settler Sovereignty
    Bruyneel, K. Race and U.S. Settler Sovereignty The American Studies Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM (2008)
  • Figuring Out Louis Riel: Unearthing the Colonial Roots of Canadian Political Development
    Bruyneel, K. Figuring Out Louis Riel: Unearthing the Colonial Roots of Canadian Political Development American Political Science Association Conference, Boston MA (2008)
  • Exiled, Executed, Exalted: Louis Riel, Homo Sacer, and the Production of Canadian Sovereignty
    Bruyneel, K. Exiled, Executed, Exalted: Louis Riel, Homo Sacer, and the Production of Canadian Sovereignty Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Vancouver B.C (2008)
  • Postcolonial Analysis Specialist for The Methods Café: Consult a Specialist – Methodological Brainstorming
    Bruyneel, K. Postcolonial Analysis Specialist for The Methods Café: Consult a Specialist – Methodological Brainstorming Western Political Science Association Conference, San Diego CA (2008)
  • The Hybrid Rebel and North American Politics: Louis Riel and the Racial Struggles of Late 19th Century Canadian Political Development
    Bruyneel, K. The Hybrid Rebel and North American Politics: Louis Riel and the Racial Struggles of Late 19th Century Canadian Political Development Western Political Science Association Conference, San Diego CA (2008)
  • The Third Space of Sovereignty: The Postcolonial Politics of U.S.-Indigenous Relations
    Bruyneel, K. The Third Space of Sovereignty: The Postcolonial Politics of U.S.-Indigenous Relations CUNY’s Political Theory and American Political Development Colloquia, New York City (2007)
  • Postcolonial Analysis Specialist: The Methods Café
    Bruyneel, K. Postcolonial Analysis Specialist: The Methods Café American Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, Boston, and Toronto (2007)
  • The Politics of Indigenous Self-Determination: Contemporary Challenges, Opportunities, and Conflicts
    Bruyneel, K. The Politics of Indigenous Self-Determination: Contemporary Challenges, Opportunities, and Conflicts American Political Science Association Conference, Chicago IL (2007)
  • Hierarchy and Hybridity: American Postcolonialism in 19th Century U.S. Expansionist Policy
    Bruyneel, K. Hierarchy and Hybridity: American Postcolonialism in 19th Century U.S. Expansionist Policy Western Political Science Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV (2007)
  • Moderator, Response to ‘Blackface Incident’
    Bruyneel, K. Moderator, Response to ‘Blackface Incident’ Discussion on Dealing with Diversity in Classroom, Wellesley, MA (2006)
  • Moderator, Response to ‘Blackface Incident'
    Bruyneel, K. Moderator, Response to ‘Blackface Incident' Teach-in at Glavin Chapel, Wellesley, MA (2006)
  • American Postcolonialism: The Silent Structure of American Politics
    Bruyneel, K. American Postcolonialism: The Silent Structure of American Politics American Political Science Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2006)
  • American Internal Colonialism: The Silent Structure of Race and Ethnicity Politics in the United States
    Bruyneel, K. American Internal Colonialism: The Silent Structure of Race and Ethnicity Politics in the United States National Conference on Race and US Political Development, Eugene, OR (2006)
  • The Colonizer Demands its 'Fair Share' and More: Contemporary American Anti-Tribalism
    Bruyneel, K. The Colonizer Demands its 'Fair Share' and More: Contemporary American Anti-Tribalism Western Political Science Association Conference, Albuquerque, N.M. (2006)
  • Vine Deloria Jr. as Postcolonial Provocateur: Locating Indigenous Politics during the 1960s/70s
    Bruyneel, K. Vine Deloria Jr. as Postcolonial Provocateur: Locating Indigenous Politics during the 1960s/70s Social Science History Association Conference, Portland, OR (2005)
  • Faculty Speaker, “Talk Politics with a Professor”
    Bruyneel, K. Faculty Speaker, “Talk Politics with a Professor” Family Weekend, Wellesley, MA (2005)
  • Keynote Speaker, First Year Dinner
    Bruyneel, K. Keynote Speaker, First Year Dinner First Year Dinner, Wellesley, MA (2005)
  • Faculty Moderator
    Bruyneel, K. Faculty Moderator Staff Discussion of 2004 Presidential Election, Wellesley, MA (2004)
  • Guest Teacher of Sophomore Honor’s Seminar
    Bruyneel, K. Guest Teacher of Sophomore Honor’s Seminar Sophomore Honor’s Seminar, Wellesley, MA (2004)
  • Faculty Speaker
    Bruyneel, K. Faculty Speaker Fall Convocation Ceremony, Wellesley, MA (2004)
  • Guest Faculty Speaker
    Bruyneel, K. Guest Faculty Speaker Strategies for Success Seminar, Wellesley, MA (2004)
  • Indigenous Sovereignty versus ‘Colonial Time’: A Re-Thinking of (North) American Political Development
    Bruyneel, K. Indigenous Sovereignty versus ‘Colonial Time’: A Re-Thinking of (North) American Political Development Western Political Science Association Conference, Portland OR (2004)
  • Judge
    Bruyneel, K. Judge Women’s Leadership Center Essay Contest, Wellesley, MA (2004)
  • Faculty Advisor
    Bruyneel, K. Faculty Advisor Historical and Political Studies Concentration, Wellesley, MA (2004)
  • Arguing for Indigenous Sovereignty: Fighting Colonial Time in Settler Space
    Bruyneel, K. Arguing for Indigenous Sovereignty: Fighting Colonial Time in Settler Space Social Science History Association Conference, Baltimore, MD (2003)
  • Faculty Volunteer
    Bruyneel, K. Faculty Volunteer Orientation, “Academic Expectations, Wellesley, MA (2003)
  • A Pitch for a Postcolonial Political Science
    Bruyneel, K. A Pitch for a Postcolonial Political Science American Political Science Association Conference, Boston, MA (2002)
  • Ambivalent Americans: Indigenous People and U.S. Citizenship in the early 20th Century
    Bruyneel, K. Ambivalent Americans: Indigenous People and U.S. Citizenship in the early 20th Century American Political Science Association Conference, Boston, MA (2002)
  • Smash Your Protractor! The Complicated Geometry of Aboriginal Politics in Canada
    Bruyneel, K. Smash Your Protractor! The Complicated Geometry of Aboriginal Politics in Canada Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Toronto, Ontario (2002)
  • What’s the Location of a First Nation? Indigenous People and Canadian Political Life
    Bruyneel, K. What’s the Location of a First Nation? Indigenous People and Canadian Political Life New York State Political Science Association Conference, Hoftra University, Hempstead, New York (2000)
  • The Cherokee Nation and the U.S. Civil War: Indigenous and American Political Identity in Conflict and Co-Constitution
    Bruyneel, K. The Cherokee Nation and the U.S. Civil War: Indigenous and American Political Identity in Conflict and Co-Constitution American Political Science Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (1999)
  • Politics on the Boundaries: Power, Identity and the Presumption of Sovereignty
    Bruyneel, K. Politics on the Boundaries: Power, Identity and the Presumption of Sovereignty Canadian Political Science Association Conference, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec (1999)
  • Boundaries as the Location of Politics: Indigenous People’s Politics from a Post-Colonial Perspective
    Bruyneel, K. Boundaries as the Location of Politics: Indigenous People’s Politics from a Post-Colonial Perspective American Political Science Association Conference, Washington, D.C. (1997)
  • Panel on Aboriginal Self-Government
    Bruyneel, K. Panel on Aboriginal Self-Government Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Memorial University, St. John’s Newfoundland (1997)
  • Roundtable on First Nations and Political Theory
    Bruyneel, K. Roundtable on First Nations and Political Theory Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Memorial University, St. John’s Newfoundland (1997)
  • Boundaries as the Location of Politics and the Politics of Location: Indigenous People’s Politics from a Post-Colonial Perspective
    Bruyneel, K. Boundaries as the Location of Politics and the Politics of Location: Indigenous People’s Politics from a Post-Colonial Perspective New York State Political Science Association Conference, John Jay College, New York, New York (1997)
  • Dualisms, Tensions, and the Legislator’s Role in the Political Theory of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Bruyneel, K. Dualisms, Tensions, and the Legislator’s Role in the Political Theory of Jean-Jacques Rousseau Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario (1996)
  • The Vision of the Legislator: Dualism, Desire, and Democratic Tensions in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Political Theory
    Bruyneel, K. The Vision of the Legislator: Dualism, Desire, and Democratic Tensions in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Political Theory New York State Political Science Association Conference, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York (1996)
  • The Emergence of the International Indigenous Movement: Implications for State Sovereignty, Community and Citizenship
    Bruyneel, K. The Emergence of the International Indigenous Movement: Implications for State Sovereignty, Community and Citizenship New York State Political Association Conference, Undisclosed (1995)